A tenor saxophone blended and provided counterpoint to Middle Eastern reed instruments at the Asia Society.
Global influences could be heard in the music of Mr. Tabu, a Congolese singer, songwriter and politician.
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York.
Mr. Hamilton, from the Los Angeles area, had a subtle and melodic approach that made him ideally suited for the refined, understated style that came to be known as cool jazz.
The Sachal Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra explored themes that cross cultures at the Rose Theater Saturday night.